Flyers sign Sanheim to 2-year, $9.35M contract

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The Philadelphia Flyers and defenseman Travis Sanheim have agreed on a two-year contract carrying a $4.675-million average annual value, the team announced Saturday.

Sanheim entered the offseason as a restricted free agent with arbitration rights. He was the last player on Philadelphia's books in need of a contract.

The 25-year-old has emerged as a key piece on the Flyers' blue line. He notched 15 points in 55 games last season while averaging nearly 22 minutes per contest.

Sanheim was drafted 17th overall in 2014. He's played in 255 career games since breaking into the NHL during the 2017-18 campaign.

The Flyers transformed their defensive corps this offseason. The club traded Shayne Gostisbehere and Robert Hagg while bringing in Ryan Ellis, Rasmus Ristolainen, and Keith Yandle in separate moves.

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